A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students with Disabilities
OSERS presents this transition guide to advance our efforts in ensuring that all students and youth with disabilities are equipped with the skills and knowledge to be engaged in the 21st Century workforce. In doing so, OSERS recognizes the significance of collaborative partnerships and hopes that the information in this guide will assist families and their students and youth with disabilities in developing and pursuing their goals for adult life. This transition guide addresses the following topics to facilitate a seamless transition from school to post-school activities: • Transition planning: opportunities and programs; • Transition services and requirements, as authorized by IDEA and the Rehabilitation Act; • Education and employment options for students and youth with disabilities after leaving secondary school; and • Supporting decisions made by students and youth with disabilities. This guide also includes “real life” examples, a sample flow chart of the transition process, and a glossary of key terms used in the transition process.